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In the last 18 months I have hired two part time paralegals and a full time secretary with David’s help. All three fit perfectly into the position for which they were hired. David Mohr IS what legal staffing in Louisville is all about!  


Sally Whalin, Landrum & Shouse office manager

The Louisville Bar Association Placement Service matches area law firms seeking qualified attorneys and legal support staff with the appropriate employees. The service refers attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists and other legal support staff for full and part-time employment.

Placement Director David Mohr is well versed in the legal market with 14 years of legal staffing experience, in addition to 10 years of prior paralegal experience. As an active member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries of Louisville and the Association of Legal Administrators, David has the knowledge to connect you with the right individual or firm.

If you are interested in obtaining a career through our service, or are in need of a lawyer or legal support candidate, we can help you! Click through the tabs below for information relevant to your interests, including available job opportunities and details on how we can help you through your next candidate search.


Thank you for considering the LBA's Placement Service for assistance in your candidate search. All of our candidates are pre-screened personally by our placement director. The screening process includes a personal interview, education and bar standing verification, testing where applicable and reference checks. Should a candidate not appear to be a good recommendation, he or she will not be submitted to our clients.

The process by which we perform the candidate search goes as follows:

  1. Those interested should e-mail a job description, including work hours, salary, benefits offered, a brief description of job duties, and experience and education level desired of the candidates to Placement Director David Mohr at
  2. David will then search his database of candidates for those who fill the specified requirements and are actively seeking employment. He will also advertise and recruit for the position.
  3. Once he has found a suitable group of candidates (i.e., only those who appear to meet the qualifications needed to perform the job), David will submit, to you, the resumes of those individuals.
  4. If you choose to hire a candidate unassociated with the LBA Placement Service, you owe nothing. If you do hire a candidate provided by the LBA, we will generate an invoice for the placement after verifying he or she is performing well as an employee of your firm. Should that candidate not work out for any reason within 45 days of placement, we will restart the recruiting and interview efforts to replace that candidate at no extra charge.
  5. Please feel free to contact David for more information regarding the placement fee, which is MUCH lower than other staffing firms—and LBA members receive a 50 percent discount!

Thank you for considering the LBA’s Placement Service to assist you in your job search! We work with a variety of firms, know the local legal market well, and are well versed on the needs of Louisville area firms. We can also provide tips on interviewing and perfecting your resume.

CLICK HERE to view a list of available job opportunities! For consideration, interested individuals should e-mail a resume—as an attached MS Word document—and request for additional information to Placement Director David Mohr at

LITIGATION PARALEGAL – Medium to large firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking an experienced litigation paralegal for its busy defense practice. Candidate must have at least 3-5 years of litigation experience, be well organized, sharp and self-motivated. Overtime may be needed at times. Pay is based on candidate, plus full benefits. 

LEGAL SECRETARY/ASSISTANT– Legal Assistant needed for a small to medium size firm located in downtown Louisville. This assistant will support a couple of attorneys involved in transactional law, which includes commercial real estate. They are seeking an assistant with corporate transactional experience, and real estate would be a plus. Candidate must be detail oriented, have excellent computer and typing skills and be self-motivated. This is a full-time position with full benefits, including parking. Pay is based on candidate.

INSURANCE DEFENSE PARALEGAL – Large firm located in downtown Louisville is seeking a seasoned defense litigation paralegal with a strong work ethic to step into a busy practice and handle multiple files. Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience and a paralegal degree or equivalent. Must be self-motivated and detail oriented and able to work alone as well as with a team. Pay is based on candidate, plus full benefits.

REAL ESTATE/CORPORATE PARALEGAL - Regional law firm with 200 legal professionals in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio seeks a Real Estate/Corporate paralegal for its Louisville, Kentucky office. Candidates should have excellent credentials, strong writing skills, and at least 3-5 years of experience with corporate and commercial real estate matters including issuance of title insurance policies and related title insurance underwriting (review/analysis of title reports, surveys, zoning, and other real estate due diligence); preparation of real estate closing documents; performing real estate title and lien searches; and providing support to attorneys in reviewing and drafting documentation pertaining to entity formation, mergers, and resolutions, as well as coordination of corporate minute books and registered agent matters and preparation and submission of filings with Secretaries of State and County recorders.

LEGAL SECRETARY – Medium size firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking two experienced legal assistants to support both a corporate group and a defense litigation group. Candidates must have at least 2-3 years of direct experience in corporate or defense litigation, excellent computer and organizational skills, and stable work history and references. Salary range of $30-$38,000, plus benefits.

PLAINTIFFS PERSONAL INJURY LEGAL ASSISTANT – Small to medium size firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking an experienced legal assistant to assist a partner. This is a mix of Legal Secretary and Paralegal duties; Drafting, typing, scheduling, phone screen, answering interrogatories, medical records review, summarizing same, scheduling experts, etc. They work a 37.5 hour week, 8:30-5:00, and the hourly rate is $15-$19 per hour, depending on experience, plus bonuses and benefits.

LEGAL FIRM ADMINISTRATOR – Medium to large size law firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking a seasoned Firm Administrator. Candidate should have at least five years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Candidate will provide leadership to the firm in financial management, human resources management, marketing management, planning and general administration; administer and supervise bookkeeping and accounting functions. Reports to Executive Committee. Must have working knowledge of theory and practice in bookkeeping and human resource administration, excellent communication skills, problem solving and decision making skills. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package is offered.

RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY - Small law firm located in Middletown, off Shelbyville Road, is seeking to fill a Receptionist/Assistant position. This can be a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position, or perhaps as low as 30 hours per week, depending on the right candidates’ needs. When not answering the phones or greeting clients, you will be in charge of making sure the firm has necessary supplies on hand, setting up the conference rooms for depositions and doing some light typing. Pay is based on candidate.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT- A medium size downtown firm is looking for an Administrative Assistant. Very little experience is necessary but the candidate must be very smart and catch on quickly. The firm has an associate doing a lot of detail work that’s truly administrative in nature for a very large client so the partner in charge will be training the candidate extensively. A little bit of office experience will go a long way, however. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent legal studies graduate. Pay is based on candidate.

TEMPORARY TO PERMANENT PARALEGAL Medium size firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking a seasoned litigation paralegal for its busy defense litigation practice. Must have at least 3+ years of litigation experience and degree. Should the candidate do well after a month or two, the position will be offered on a permanent level. Salary is based on experience, plus benefits if/when the position goes permanent.

TRUSTS AND ESTATE PARALEGAL - Regional law firm with 200 legal professionals in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio seeks a Trusts and Estates paralegal for its Louisville, Kentucky office. Candidates should have excellent credentials, strong writing and organizational skills, good communication skills with clients and other professionals, at least 3-5 years of experience with Trusts and Estates matters. In addition, candidates should be able to draft federal and state inheritance and gift tax returns, draft estate planning and business succession documents, organize and maintain corporations, LLC’s and partnerships, and maintain estate administration and estate planning docket databases. The firm offers competitive compensation based on individual performance and bonus opportunities available. Ideal candidates will want the opportunity to work independently as part of a cohesive practice group and to handle client work for top-tier trust and estate administration and estate planning clients.

BANKRUPTCY/LITIGATION LEGAL SECRETARY – Large firm located in downtown Louisville is currently seeking a Legal Secretary with at least 3 years of experience in both Bankruptcy and Litigation matters. Prefer candidate has a degree, but not required for the right candidate with experience. Must be computer savvy and have excellent typing and organizational skills. This is a full-time position with benefits that will pay $35-$45,000 with full benefits.


E-mail resumes to or by snail mail to:
Louisville Bar Assoc.
600 W. Main St., Suite 110
Louisville KY 40202
P: (502) 583-5314
F: (502) 583-4113